2024 HIRE Vets Medallion Award Program Open for Applications

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(WNY News Now) – New York – The U.S. Department of Labor’s HIRE Vets Medallion Award Program is now accepting applications for 2024, acknowledging companies dedicated to hiring and retaining America’s veterans. Learn more and apply at HIREVets.gov.

Employers seeking recognition for their efforts in recruiting, employing, and retaining veterans can now apply for the 2024 HIRE Vets Medallion Award. The only federal-level award of its kind, it distinguishes companies committed to offering good, family-sustaining careers to veterans. The application deadline is April 30, 2024. Award recipients, based on platinum or gold levels and employer size, will receive a certificate and digital medallion images for marketing purposes.

Established by the Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act of 2017, the program sets criteria including veteran hiring percentages, retention rates, and support initiatives. Over 1,650 employers have earned the award since its inception in 2018, highlighting their commitment to veteran employment. The application fee varies based on employer size: $90 for small, $190 for medium, and $495 for large employers.

The timeline for the application process, review, and award announcement aligns with Veterans Day, emphasizing the program’s significance in honoring veterans’ contributions to the workforce. For additional details and to apply, visit HIREVets.gov.

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